Saint-Savin

2013-02-23—2015-03-14
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Antigny

Antigny

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IMG_2454 In the 8th century the relics of 2 5th century martyrs, Saint Savin and Saint Cyprien, were found near present-day Saint-Savin, and a member of the king...
In the 8th century the relics of 2 5th century martyrs, Saint Savin and Saint Cyprien, were found near present-day Saint-Savin, and a member of the king…
IMG_2443-IMG_2448 The steeple was rebuilt in gothic style after a storm destroyed in in the 19th century. There has been no religious activity in the abbey after the last few...
The steeple was rebuilt in gothic style after a storm destroyed in in the 19th century. There has been no religious activity in the abbey after the last few…
IMG_2452 19th century steeple.
19th century steeple.
IMG_2442 The 17th century abbey buildings.
The 17th century abbey buildings.
IMG_2392 Cells used by the monks.
Cells used by the monks.
IMG_2439 Refectory (monks dining hall).
Refectory (monks dining hall).
IMG_2441 The fight of the kings, 12th century fresco originally located in the nave of the church. Abraham and his army, on the left side, are opposing the army of 4...
The fight of the kings, 12th century fresco originally located in the nave of the church. Abraham and his army, on the left side, are opposing the army of 4…
IMG_2426 The nave with frescoes on the ceiling. The nave is 19m high, while each of the 2 side aisles are 17m high.
The nave with frescoes on the ceiling. The nave is 19m high, while each of the 2 side aisles are 17m high.
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IMG_2434-IMG_2436 The frescoes are depictions of episodes of the Old Testament. The frescoes are arranged into 4 strips, each 42m long.
The frescoes are depictions of episodes of the Old Testament. The frescoes are arranged into 4 strips, each 42m long.

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